Sr. Counsel, Regulatory
Company: LS Power Development, LLC
Posted on: March 17, 2023
Sr. Counsel, Regulatory
US-MO-Chesterfield - US
About the role:This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly
motivated attorney to join the world-class team of professionals
responsible for developing, owning and operating LS Power's
innovative and growing portfolio of electric transmission
infrastructure. As Senior Counsel, Regulatory, you will have
primary responsibility for regulatory-related legal matters for all
of LS Power's electric transmission businesses nationwide. The
successful candidate will have both a meaningful role and an
opportunity to develop professionally with the support of
collaborative and experienced peers.
What you will do:
Support LS Power in matters before
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory
commissions and regional transmission operators, including
ratemaking,comment drafting, administrative proceedings, and
compliance matters.Serve as primary in-house attorney responsible
for interpreting and advising on matters arising from regional
transmission owner agreements, applicable transmission owner
tariffs, ISO/RTO tariffs, and applicable laws, regulations and
procedures.Support the processing of interconnection requests and
associated activities, including drafting and negotiating related
documentation.Identify and analyze legal issues, and present clear,
well-reasoned legal recommendations to clients reflecting a
thorough appreciation of the business objectives and
constraints.Ensure actions taken by the company are consistent with
applicable laws and regulations.Stay informed of relevant news and
developments in the power business, including new orders issued by
regulators from time to time.Identify, evaluate, and mitigate legal
risk exposure, and explain and balance risks and rewards of a
particular course of action.Recommend, retain, and manage outside
counsel as needed to cost-efficiently achieve objectives.Oversee
and assist with occasional dispute resolution and litigation as
needed.Collaborate and build strong relationships with
cross-functional teams, including finance, tax, regulatory,
accounting, project development and asset management.Perform other
responsibilities as identified from time to time.
We want you on our team because you...
- Hold a J.D. degree and have a strong academic record.
- Are licensed to practice law in at least one state.
- Have at least 7-10 years of complex regulatory experience.
- Have in depth knowledge of the electric utility business,
including applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
- Are experienced with FERC regulation, including rates, tariffs
and service matters.
- Have experience practicing before FERC and/or other state,
federal, and/or regional regulatory bodies (administrative
proceedings, rulemakings, etc.).
- Are able to assess business challenges, make pragmatic
recommendations under pressure and identify, prioritize and resolve
issues quickly and independently while balancing legal risks
against business interests.
- Have excellent work ethic, communication skills, drafting
skills, and business judgment.
- Have the ability to deliver a high level of client service and
perform excellent work under time pressure.
- Are willing to develop skills in new areas, and flexibility to
assist the legal team in its activities and its mission as needs
arise. About us:LS Power is a development, investment, and
operating company focused on the North American power and energy
infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has
developed, constructed, managed, or acquired more than 46,000 MW of
power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro,
natural gas-fired, and battery energy storage projects. LS Power is
also the most successful non-incumbent transmission developer,
owner and operator in the U.S., having won more competitive
solicitations for new transmission than any other company, leading
to an investment in transmission assets of over $2 billion. For
decades, LS Power has been at the leading edge of the industry's
evolution, often introducing or commercializing new technologies
and developing new markets or products that meet customer needs in
an innovative and cost effective manner. Beyond traditional
generation and transmission, LS Power has significant investments
in EV charging as well as demand response, energy efficiency and
renewable natural gas segments. LS Power employs an integrated,
multi-disciplinary approach, with a team of over 200 people
covering every area of expertise required to successfully execute
in the sector. As a developer, investor and operator in the energy
sector, we possess a unique combination of industry-specific
expertise, resources and relationships that enable us to arrive at
creative solutions to the current and future needs of our customers
and investors. Across these efforts, LS Power has raised $49
billion in debt and equity financing to support North American
infrastructure. Through 2021, assets under LS Power control avoided
80.67 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to nearly 187 million
barrels of oil not consumed or over 17.5 million cars taken off the
road for one year. BenefitsWe provide our team the opportunity to
share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and continue
in their career growth. We are committed to supporting employees'
happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing
comprehensive benefits that include 100% employer paid premium
healthcare, paid parental leave and more. DEI StatementAt LS Power,
we seek to position our employees for success. We provide a stable
and fulfilling career with an enhanced focus on diversity, equity
and inclusion (DE&I). More than being an equal opportunity
employer, we are committed to hiring and developing diverse talent
as part of our pledge to "Powering Change." Through Powering
Change, we embody the belief that diverse perspectives foster
innovation, and in turn, the continued growth of LS Power.
Keywords: LS Power Development, LLC, Chesterfield , Sr. Counsel, Regulatory, Legal , Chesterfield, Missouri
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